Dr Sriram Shankar is a cardiothoracic surgeon practising at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore.
His interests are in adult cardiothoracic surgery, adult vascular surgery, paediatric cardiothoracic surgery and paediatric vascular surgery.
He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Middlesex Hospital in London and subsequently worked at the Brompton Hospital in London, Harefield Hospital in Uxbridge and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. While he runs his practices at Gleneagles and Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, Dr Shankar is also a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at National Heart Centre.
Dr Shankar was the recipient of Dr Rama Rao Gold Medal Anatomy in 1978, First Prize of Honor in Microbiology in 1980 and Service Quality Bronze in 2001.
Dr Shankar moved to Singapore in September 1990 but returned to England in 1995 to further specialise. During this stint, he spent a year with Dr William J Brawn FRCS and Dr B Sethia, FRCS at the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Dr Shankar has since helped establish the Paediatric Cardiothoracic service at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where he was the Head of services till March 2009.
Dr Shankar has had extensive experience with Adult Cardiac Surgery, having performed over 1000 off-pump procedures for patients with Coronary Artery Disease. He is trained to undertake Valve restorative operations for both Children & Adults, with vast experience in both. He has had excellent results with patients with aortic disease, especially aneurysm surgery and surgery for acute type 1 aortic dissection.
Dr Shankar has also written and published several articles.
MBBS (Chennai, India)